A first-time mom is interested in wearing her baby. (Maybe she’s heard about the many benefits of babywearing?!) We turn to the community for suggestions on the best carriers and wraps to buy when babywearing is on your mind.
A member of the Mamas Uncut Facebook community asks:
Hi everyone! I’m about to be a FTM, and I am looking for suggestions related to babywearing. Really interested in trying it out. What products (wraps, baby bjorns, carriers, slings, whatever) did you use and love? People have given me a lot of conflicting advice about what’s best (wraps vs. carriers, for example), and I trust y’all’s opinions. Thank you!– Mamas Uncut Community Member
The community responded with some really great suggestions. Here are the most-recommended products from other moms.
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The Boba Baby Wrap Carrier ($39.95)
The Boba Baby Wrap Carrier is made of 95% cotton and 5% spandex so that it does not lose shape, making it one of the best babywearing products available. It also boasts “simple, no-guess tying instructions,” which makes it easy to put on and get baby in. At $39.95 on Amazon, it is one of the more affordable and beloved babywearing products. Here’s what a few community members had to say about it:
“I like the Boba carrier. I had to do a lot of traveling when my child was little and it is very durable. The baby didn’t feel like she was constantly going to fall out if I wasn’t supporting her. I wouldn’t use it for lounging around the house tho. It’s pretty thick and made to get stuff done while you’re wearing your little one! Congrats!”
“The Boba wrap! It was my absolute favorite. I used it every day! Even just to go for a walk with her outside. Or get some stuff done around the house. When all she wanted was to be held. And in the later months, when she couldn’t nap because she was overtired or overstimulated, she’d be out in minutes in the Boba. It was my actual sanity for being a functioning human who had stuff that needed to get done. Even the stores, I’d wear it (it prevented people from touching the baby).”
The Boba 4Gs Baby Carrier ($105.00 on Amazon)
Boba also makes carriers, as opposed to wraps. Carriers looks and function more like a backpack. They clip on to the adult, which makes it easier than putting on a wrap. This particular model can hold a child up to 45 lbs. It also features pockets, which the wrap does not.
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The Moby Classic Baby Wrap ($44.89 on Amazon)
The Moby Classic Baby Wrap is a favorite of the Mamas Uncut community. Several users recommended it. It has a similar price point to the Boba wrap, which makes it attractive. It is made of 100% cotton and is said to be highly adaptable as your baby grows. It will hold a child up to 33 lbs. Check out a couple of comments from community members who love this wrap:
“If you are on the larger side like I was, go with the Moby line. The fabric breathes well, and they fit most body types.”
“I had a Moby wrap given to me by my boss at a baby shower they threw for me at work with my last kiddo. It was my absolute favorite gift out of everything I’d gotten. Soooo versatile and he didn’t outgrow it until he was walking lol. It makes life so much easier. I was able to wash dishes, do laundry, even do homework while he was fast asleep.”
Ergobaby Carrier, 360 All Carry Positions Baby Carrier ($139.95 on Amazon)
The Ergobaby Carrier 360 may be the most expensive option, but people really love it. It can hold a child up to 33 lbs., though you will need to buy a separate insert for infants under 7 lbs. It is easy to put on and get baby into, and you can choose to put your baby in one of six positions, making it incredibly versatile. One community member commented:
“I swear by the ergo 360. You can get a great deal on a used one too.”
So there you have it: the best babywearing products as recommended by the Mamas Uncut community! Did we miss your favorite babywearing product? Let us know in the comments!
Matt is a writer, editor, and content strategist currently based in Washington state. He has worked as a managing editor for the iconic I Can Has Cheezburger, Celebuzz (a SpinMedia site), and now Mamas Uncut. He also acted as the Social Media Director for CafeMom.
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